Pancakes! My favorite thing to make on the weekends. I’ve been frantically been getting everything ready for this upcoming busy season. It’s been a big ol’ mess but also a lot of fun. Autumn is finally here and I feel like we should celebrate with someone that’s not only easy to throw together but very very cozy…banana bread pancakes!
Normal banana bread is essentially a quick bread and so are pancakes. It’s basically the same exact batter.
Right now it’s absurdly hot in Los Angeles. It doesn’t feel like fall AT ALL. But in a few weeks, I’m headed to Virginia where I’m hoping to experience some autumn leaves and some nice brisk-like weather.
Have a nice weekend!
Banana Bread Pancakes
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk, shaken
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional!)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional!)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a small bowl or measuring cup, measure out the buttermilk. Stir in the banana, unsalted butter, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until you no longer see any specks of flour. Not over-mixing it will make sure you don’t over-develop the gluten which can lead to stiff pancakes. If you’d like to add mix-ins, add them now!
- Heat a non-stick griddle over medium heat. When warm, add the butter or oil. Using a 1/4-cup measure, drop pancake batter onto the skillet, shaping it into a circle with the spatula, if needed. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on the first side, adjusting the heat if necessary. Flip and cook on the opposite side for about a minute. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve the pancakes with slices of butter, maple syrup or a dusting of powdered sugar!
Yield: 2-3 servings
Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.